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Helpful (1)

Amazing company and opportunities

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Intern - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
Former Intern - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Facebook as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

Amazing perks, job opportunities, co-workers, and compensation (in the tech industry). Extremely high levels of autonomy and work flexibility.

Cons

There's almost no one rules about when to work, but during hackathons, there is some pressure to work late on projects for the company. Likewise, it can be stressful at times (for example, when nearing a product launch).

Advice to Management

Continue to be accessible and open about your goals within the company, and strive to maintain the current culture as the company grows

Other Employee Reviews for Facebook

  1. Helpful (1)

    Great workplace for motivated engineers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    1) You own your own career: choose a team and a project; switch teams when you're saturated; learn any skill you need. 2) Very little process and bureaucracy for a company of this size. 3) Hackathons.

    Cons

    1) You own your own career, which also means you have to be the one focusing on impact (and ensure it's visible) to progress. 2) The intense focus on impact can sometimes mean that longer-term, exploratory projects are harder to initiate, justify, and eventually get recognized for. Facebook is growing to the scale where a small team focused on "failing more often" (that is, crazier projects) would be beneficial.

    Advice to Management

    The growing scale means that the review process starts to be more political, as upper management calibrates people the barely know. Monetary bonuses for performance, as is now becoming well known, are a poor motivator. Let's go back to a more recognition-based culture.


  2. Helpful (1)

    This is freaking amazing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Analytics in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Product Analytics in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    * Intellectually challenging, stimulating work * I own my work stream and for the most part decide what is most important * Managers have a "hands-off" philosophy as long as you perform well, which is absolutely awesome * Tons of opportunities to develop technical, communication and other skills * Perks, perks, perks!

    Cons

    * too much cool stuff to do that I don't have time to do it all

    Advice to Management

    Don't listen to wall street and keep doing what you are doing


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